Leadership

Meet the Bank of the West leadership team.

  • Michael Shepherd

    Michael Shepherd Chairman

    Michael Shepherd is Chairman of BNP Paribas USA and of its subsidiaries BancWest Corporation and Bank of the West.

  • Nandita Bakhshi

    Nandita Bakhshi President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the West

    Nandita Bakhshi is President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the West and CEO of BancWest, the parent company of Bank of the West.

  • Thibault-Fulconis

    Thibault Fulconis Vice Chairman, Chief Operating Officer

    Thibault Fulconis is Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Office for Bank of the West and its holding company, BancWest. Based in San Francisco, Fulconis is also a member of the Bank's and the holding company's Executive Management Committees.

  • Andy Harmening

    Andy Harmening Vice Chairman, Consumer Banking

    Andy Harmening is Vice Chairman for Consumer Banking responsible for all consumer services at Bank of the West. He leads both Regional Banking, which includes Digital Channels, more than 600 branches and other retail locations, and Small and Medium Enterprise Banking, as well as National Finance, which includes Mortgage Banking, Auto, Recreational Vehicle and Marine Lending, and Consumer Card Services.

  • Dan Beck

    Dan Beck Chief Financial Officer

    Dan Beck serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Bank of the West, a strong regional financial services company headquartered in San Francisco, California.

  • Dan Cozine

    Dan Cozine Managing Director, Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking Group

    Dan Cozine serves as the Managing Director and Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking Group (CCBG) for Bank of the West, as well as the Head of Financing Solutions (FS) Americas for BNP Paribas.

  • Donald Duggan

    Donald Duggan Senior Executive Vice President

    Donald Duggan is Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Banking Services. He joined the Bank in 2002 and is a member of the Bank's Executive Management Committee.

  • Kirsten Garen

    Kirsten Garen Chief Information Officer, Senior Executive Vice President
    Information Technology Group

    Kirsten Garen is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the bank. Garen is also a member of the bank’s Executive Management Committee.

  • Emma Pertat

    Emma Pertat Executive Vice President General Auditor

    Ms. Pertat serves as Executive Vice President and General Auditor both at Bank of the West, and at the holding company level.

  • Russell Playford

    Russell Playford Senior Executive Vice President

    Russell Playford, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, joined the bank in 2009. Playford is responsible for all aspects of enterprise risk management.

  • Pierre Ramadier, Senior Executive Vice President

    Pierre Ramadier Senior Executive Vice President
    Group Head, Wealth Management

    Pierre Ramadier is Senior Executive Vice President, Group Head of Wealth Management for Bank of the West, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas. He is also a member of Bank of the West's Executive Management Committee.

  • Jean Marc Torre

    Jean-Marc Torre Senior Executive Vice President
    Commercial Banking Group

    Jean-Marc Torre is Head of the Commercial Banking Group (CBG) at Bank of the West, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas (BNPP), responsible for the lines of business serving the Bank's commercial clients and wholesale banking.

  • Vanessa Washington

    Vanessa Washington Senior Executive Vice President

    Vanessa Washington is Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Bank of the West. She joined the Bank in 2006 and is a member of the Bank's Executive Management Committee.

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